1953 Bowman Baseball Cards

1953 Bowman Mickey Mantle 1953 Bowman Mickey Mantle Back

1953 Bowman Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Bowman

Year of Issue: 1953

Set Size: 160 Cards

Card Size: 2-1/2” x 3-3/4”

Series

Low Series: 1-112
High Series: 113-160

Set Description

Bowman issued this color set in 1953 along with smaller black & white version. With a combination of exceptional photography and design simplicity, the ’53 Bowman set is often considered one of the most beautiful sets ever issued. The fronts are for the first time actual color phots of the players. The backs are numbered and have the players bio and stats, lifetime and previos year. Card #113-160 are scarce with #113-128 being exceptionally difficult.

1953 Bowman Duke Snider 1953 Bowman Mantle Berra
1953 Bowman Pee Wee Reese 1953 Bowman Stan Musial
1953 Bowman Whitey Ford 1953 Bowman Yogi Berra
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $2000
  • EX – $3000
  • NM – $7500
Key Rookies
  • No key rookies
Key Stars
  • 32 – Stan Musial
  • 33 – Pee Wee Reese
  • 44 – Bauer/Berra/Mantle
  • 59 – Mickey Mantle
  • 117 – Duke Snider
  • 121 – Yogi Berra
  • 153 – Whitey Ford
Errors & Variations
  • No significant errors or variations
Important Notes
  • High numbers are more difficult to find, especially in high grade
  • High numbered cards often are poorly centered
  • #113-128 are very tough to find
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